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Spain data watchdog fines Whatsapp user for first time

Friday 18 May 2018 | 08:56 CET | News
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Spain's data protection agency (AEPD) has imposed its first fine on an individual user for distributing images via WhatsApp. In its decision, the AEPD said it fined an inhabitant of the Valencian town of La Font de la Figuera a total of EUR 2,000 for filming a fully identifiable police officer from his window during an intervention in a case of gender violence and later sharing the video with his contacts. "The mere capture of images of people or their dissemination via WhatsApp can be considered an act of personal data processing included within the scope of [personal data] regulations,"

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Spain
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